Category: Contemporary Literature

By John Connolly

ISBN-10: 1416542752

ISBN-13: 9781416542759

New York occasions bestselling writer John Connolly's distinct mind's eye takes readers throughout the finish of innocence into maturity and past during this darkish and triumphantly inventive novel of grief and loss, loyalty and love, and the redemptive strength of stories.

High in his attic bed room, twelve-year-old David mourns the loss of life of his mom. he's indignant and by myself, with in basic terms the books on his shelf for corporation. yet these books have began to whisper to him within the darkness, and as he is taking safe haven in his mind's eye, he unearths that truth and fable have all started to meld. whereas his relations falls aside round him, David is violently propelled right into a land that could be a unusual mirrored image of his personal global, populated by way of heroes and monsters, and governed over via a pale king who retains his secrets and techniques in a mysterious book... The e-book of misplaced Things.

An ingenious tribute to the adventure we needs to all make throughout the lack of innocence into maturity, John Connolly's newest novel is a booklet for each grownup who can remember the instant while formative years started to fade, and for each grownup approximately to stand that second. The publication of misplaced issues is a narrative of desire for all who've misplaced, and for all who've but to lose. it truly is a thrilling story that reminds us of the iconic strength of news in our lives.

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By Knut Hamsun

ISBN-10: 8416440395

ISBN-13: 9788416440399

Aclamado por Isaac Bashevis Singer como «el padre de los angeles literatura moderna», Knut Hamsun inspiró, de hecho, a autores de los angeles talla de Thomas Mann, Maksim Gorki, Franz Kafka y Hermann Hesse, y se hizo merecedor del Premio Nobel de Literatura en 1920 por los angeles bendición de los angeles tierra, «una obra monumental» en palabras de los angeles Academia Sueca.

Esta novela, de una insuperable precisión expresiva, narra los angeles historia de Isak, un hombre de campo, grande y fuerte, y de su mujer, Inger. Ambos, con su trabajo y fuerza de voluntad, se abren camino en una tierra que, en principio, les es hostil. Trabajan de sol a sol, cuidan de sus hijos y tratan de hacer lo correcto.

Hamsun, en este canto a los angeles vida rural y a esos primeros colonos que, con su esfuerzo, poblaron Noruega, critica el progreso, a l. a. vez que idealiza l. a. vida en contacto con l. a. naturaleza y con esa tierra que, para él, es los angeles base de los angeles fuerza del hombre.

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By Laura Kasischke

ISBN-10: 0544464931

ISBN-13: 9780544464933

"The first time I had intercourse with a guy for cash, it used to be September —still like summer season, however the warmth within the inn room used to be on and it looked as if it would coat my throat with dirt. the fellow was once boring, small-eyed, no taller than myself, yet he appeared afraid. He wouldn't examine me. whilst I requested him what he sought after me to do, he acknowledged, 'That's your job.'" So starts off the poet Laura Kasischke's enthralling and unforgettable first novel. Leila Murray is the novel's narrator - younger, married, residing in a small city, and dealing in a inn as a receptionist, then as a prostitute. Leila slowly discloses the main points of her formative years, her mother's homicide, and the numb promiscuity of her formative years, whereas modern occasions spread and lead her to the darkish flip her lifestyles will take one October weekend while she meets a guy named Gary Jensen.

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By Anna Enquist

ISBN-10: 3641159962

ISBN-13: 9783641159962

Zehn Menschenschicksale, mit leichter Hand erzählt: Frauen, die One-Night-Stands haben, die verliebt sind oder furchtsam angesichts der Herausforderungen des Tages. Poetisch, sinnlich zeichnet die Autorin psychologisch dichte Porträts. In der Erzählung "Hunger" zum Beispiel das der 13-jährigen Hanna, die beinahe verhungert, weil sie sich geschworen hat, keinem Begehren mehr nachzugeben, nachdem ihr von einem Jungen, in den sie verliebt battle, Gewalt angetan wurde. In einer anderen Erzählung bekommt eine Frau unerwartet ein verschollenes Bild von Vermeer gezeigt und im selben Atemzug höchste Liebeslust. Kurze Zeit später sind weder Bild noch Geliebter auffindbar. Hat sie nur geträumt? Poetische Erzählungen, die holländische Geschichte aus one hundred fifty Jahren verknüpfen mit dem Seelenleben tiefer Charaktere.

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By Andrés Neuman

ISBN-10: 8420419281

ISBN-13: 9788420419282

La narración brillante e íntima de los angeles Argentina contemporánea en una edición reescrita y ampliada de una de las obras fundamentales de Andrés Neuman

Cierto día, el narrador recibe una inesperada carta de su abuela, iniciando una aventura literaria que lo convertirá en testigo de todo aquello que no ha visto.

Una vez Argentina cuenta los angeles vida de una gente llegada de todas partes y de una tierra cuya cultura migrante se parece a l. a. del mundo. Su ambicioso proyecto consiste en narrar el siglo veinte a través de una saga primary, y narrar una familia a través de un siglo de historia. Esta novela plantea también un fascinante experimento con l. a. autobiografía: su primera character, al incluir unas memorias prenatales, da una vuelta de tuerca al género de autoficción. Mediante un voraz mecanismo asociativo que funde presente y pasado, experiencia propia y ajena, Neuman recorre una genealogía poblada de personajes inolvidables, ofreciéndonos el relato de los angeles construcción de un país, su infancia argentina y su iniciación como escritor.

Plena de recursos, los angeles prosa despliega un idioma mestizo, de doble orilla, que empatiza con las distintas edades del texto. Combinando humor y elegía, Una vez Argentina es un relato de aprendizaje, una novela política y un poema de amor a los ausentes. Profundamente reescrita y ampliada con nuevos descubrimientos, investigaciones y episodios, hoy celebramos esta nueva edición de una de las obras fundamentales del autor.

La crítica ha dicho sobre el autor y su obra:
«Una escritura de una calidad rara vez encontrada. Cuando lees l. a. hermosa novela de Neuman, te das cuenta de que el listón ha quedado muy alto.»
The Guardian

«Andrés Neuman se ha situado como un peso pesado de los angeles literatura.»
Times Literary Supplement

«Una historia sencilla, profunda, desgarradora.»
The big apple Times«Unaobra de auténtica belleza y brillante inteligencia de un autor de prodigioso talento.»
The Independent

«Neuman fue distinguido con los elogios de Bolaño, y es fácil comprender por qué: combina amor e intriga con un serio compromiso intelectual.»
Publishers Weekly

«Una oda conmovedora y delicada, lúcida y vibrante, de un lirismo casi cruel.»
Le Monde

«Una búsqueda magistralmente compuesta. Se coloca a los angeles cabeza de los angeles nueva generación argentina.»
Le Figaro

«Neuman multiplica el lenguaje y va camino de convertirse en un clásico.»
La Repubblica

«Una soberana lección de narrativa comprometida con algunos dolores del mundo y con el rigor artístico.»
El País

«Divertido, inteligente, ágil. Una prosa exquisita que se combina con los angeles sensibilidad de un escritor que sacude las certezas y los encasillamientos.»
Revista Ñ

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By Cristina Henriquez

ISBN-10: 0385350848

ISBN-13: 9780385350846

“A triumph of storytelling. Henríquez pulls us into the lives of her characters with such mastery that we hold directly to them simply as fiercely as they grasp directly to each other and their goals. This passionate, strong novel will stick with you lengthy after you’ve became the ultimate page.” —Ben Fountain, writer of Billy Lynn’s lengthy Halftime Walk

A boy and a lady who fall in love. households whose hopes collide with future. a rare novel that gives a resonant new definition of what it capability to be American.

Arturo and Alma Rivera have lived their complete lives in Mexico. at some point, their appealing fifteen-year-old daughter, Maribel, sustains a poor damage, person who casts doubt on even if she’ll ever be an identical. And so, leaving all they've got at the back of, the Riveras come to the US with a unmarried dream: that during this state of significant chance and assets, Maribel can get better.

When Mayor Toro, whose relations is from Panama, sees Maribel in a buck Tree shop, it truly is love before everything sight. It’s additionally the start of a friendship among the Rivera and Toro households, whose net of guilt and love and accountability is at this novel’s core.

Woven into their tales are the testimonials of guys and girls who've come to the USA from all over the place Latin the US. Their trips and their voices will encourage you, shock you, and holiday your heart.

Suspenseful, wry and speedy, wealthy in spirit and humanity, The ebook of Unknown americans is a piece of infrequent strength and originality.

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By Patricia Briggs

ISBN-10: 1101133481

ISBN-13: 9781101133484

The 1st Alpha and Omega novel, Cry Wolf, unlocked the doorways to a special city panorama in "a werewolf series" (Darque Reviews). In looking flooring, no 1 big apple instances bestselling writer Patricia Briggs invitations readers to stick to her even deeper into that seductive realm of the unknown...

Anna Latham didn't know the way complex existence will be until eventually she grew to become a werewolf. And till she used to be mated to Charles Cornick, the son—and enforcer—of Bran, the chief of the North American werewolves, she didn't understand how risky it may be, either...

Anna and Charles have simply been enlisted to wait a summit to give Bran's arguable proposition: that the wolves may still eventually exhibit themselves to people. however the so much feared Alpha in Europe is useless set opposed to the plan—and it sort of feels like another person may be, too. while Anna is attacked by way of vampires utilizing pack magic, the type of strength simply werewolves can be capable of draw on, Charles and Anna needs to mix their skills to seek down whoever is at the back of it all—or possibility wasting everything...

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By Dan DeWeese

ISBN-10: 0061992321

ISBN-13: 9780061992322

Book Details:

ISBN: 0061992321
EAN: 9780061992322
ASIN: 0061992321
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: 2011-03-01
Number of Pages: 336
Website: Amazon, LibraryThing, Google Books, Goodreads

Synopsis from Amazon:

"You Don't Love This guy is a lovely puzzle….Which is extra beautiful, extra pleasant the following, the tale itself, or the language DeWeese makes use of to inform it?" -Mary Rechner, writer of Nine uncomplicated styles for sophisticated Women

Set within the Pacific Northwest, Dan Deweese's debut novel offers a witty, heartfelt, and keenly saw day-in-the-life of 1 father of the bride, casting luminous perception into marriage, fatherhood, and financial institution theft. Readers of Benjamin Kunkel, Joshua Ferris, and Kevin Wilson, in addition to lovers of up to date American masters like Philip Roth and Tobias Wolff, may be enthralled through Deweese's evocative, literary exploration of an everyman protagonist's quiet struggles and soft joys on the most huge days in his life.

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By V. C. Andrews

ISBN-10: 0671039946

ISBN-13: 9780671039943

Ice needs she may perhaps simply develop into invisible....
Ice hides from the area in the back of a protect of silence. and that's what her mom hates approximately her. All she desires is a standard daughter who wears make-up and attractive outfits to draw boys. yet Ice will get her probability to polish whilst she unearths her attractive making a song voice. And her awesome reward may well turn into her saving grace whilst tragedy and deception nearly ruin her dreams...

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